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Holy River Reuss Hindus able to follow funeral rites in Lucerne

Scattering cremated ashes in nature is allowed in Lucerne. Now there’s even an official spot along the River Reuss where funeral rituals can be performed. The exact spot is kept secret though.

Only the local Hindu population, mainly Tamils from Sri Lanka, are supposed to use this particular spot in this way. The authorities don’t want to encourage funeral tourism from other parts of Switzerland. (TSI/

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